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Monday, November 15, 2010

Fully Up To Date

I know I have been lazy and not updating this thing, but from now on I am gonna. Pinky promise!
So basically I'm just gonna fill you guys and gals in with whats been going on in my life with photos and what not.
I'll be skimming though a lot of stuff too catch up on currently what I'm doing, the photos are posted from oldest to newest in before the break lines. So enough said lets see some pics and words

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September 17, 2010, Fiona Gregory

So I met this girl Fiona, I jokingly asked to her to do pictures with me and she said yes, nothing was thought much of it, a few days later she facebook'd me asking if I was serious, of course I said yes, and I'm glad I did. Its led to an amazing friendship and much experience needed on my photo side.


Fiona Gregory

Fiona Gregory

Fiona Gregory


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October 9, 2010 Mark Teng's Lamborghini Gallardo

Mark had invited me to go to cars and coffee in Tucson, I loved every second of it, the only down side was... i only got about 30 minutes with the Gallardo and we didn't really have a great spot to shoot it in. Oh well its still a Lambo!

Cars and Coffee Collage

Mark Teng's Lamborghini Gallardo

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So finally I am back at work with Full Race shooting their products. There has been many new things since then, one of thm being the one off manifold made for Geoff's R14. This is a RB26DET Wastegateless EFR manifold, the only one of its kind especially for his car. This manifold and turbo set up is projected to make over a 1000 horse power with ease. The manifold it self is a work of art, seeing as this is Full Race this isn't a surprise, over 3/4 of the welds are done with a special robotic welder that is in house!

I'm pretty confident this manifold will be in full production soon, and the estimated retail price with an EFR turbo will be around $6000 dollars.

To find more about the EFR turbo and prices, click here

Full Race RB26DET EFR Manifold

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I got an opportunity to shadow a wedding with a well experienced photographer. I learned SO MUCH in 3 hours. I have used those skills in my recent wedding I just shot last Saturday. He was very helpful and not afraid to speak his mind about photos and where I was. I enjoyed the learning experience very much and i was really glad I took the opportunity.

Cars and Coffee Collage

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October 16, 2010 Xtreme Drift Circuit Phoenix, AZ

Oh man did I mess this one up, these pictures were for Import tuner, my camera battery died as soon as i stepped out on the track, oh well you live and you learn! The event felt like any other drift event. Just the addition of gogo dancer which is always nice!

XDC Phx Collage

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October 22, 2010 Melissa Arencibia

Melissa, one of my friends friends, called me up for a gradation shoot! She treated me with a wonderful dinner afterwards.

Mel

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October 22, 2010 Siddhi & Pratik Engagement Party

Oh man I really don't know where to really begin on this one, since I am a very straight up person.. I really didn't enjoy this shoot at all. Some of the people were just eye balling me very rudely and the couple were extremely hard to work with. But what can you do.

Siddhi & Pratik Engagement Party Collage

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November 1st , 2010 I moved and we got a shop

Hi everyone, thanks for looking. We are Synergy Performance and we have just opened up shop here in Peoria. We are based out of Missouri but have opened another shop here in the Vally. We are here to help you with any of your problems that you may be having with your Honda, Nissan, or whatever you may have. We love new projects and arnt afraid to take a look at any job. We can do everything from installing new bolt of performance parts, diagnosing vehicle concerns, to even rebuilding you a new engine or transmission. We just finished an engine build for an Acura integra that make almost 800fwhp. We sale parts, we build engines, we even have the knowledge of hella flush/poke/stretch. We work late often even to help in those times when you need it most. So let us work for you and get you back on the road, or lets build something sick! Also, while we work on your car we can also do a photoshoot durring or after for additional cost, just let us know what you are interested in.

Call or Text:
Keith 573-576-7477
Charles 251-253-2032

Iphone Pics2

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November 6th , 2010 Cars and Coffee Scottsdale, AZ

Dang, I missed the first half, but managed to find the 2nd half of it

Ferrari Collage

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November 7th , 2010 Bryant Peters Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Me and Bryant have been putting off this shoot for the past 2 months. Well we finally got around to it, we had went out to a recreation area off highway 87 going out to Payson. I had been up for over 25 hours and my mind for creativity was extremely lacking, I completely failed at the action shots and we plan to go back and redo them.

Bryant Peters Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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All caught up!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Southwest Car Battle

The southwest car battle: This event was damn fun, that’s the only way to really put it. Cars, girls, drifting, concerts, what more could you ask for in an event?

The start, they were hosting a “bikini body art contest”, More like.. 'Here are some nipple covers and keep your bottoms on' contest. and I was lucky enough to be chosen to shoot the girls getting ready in the makeup area.

Southwest All Star Car Battle Bikini Contest

Southwest All Star Car Battle Bikini Contest

Southwest All Star Car Battle Bikini Contest

Not gonna lie, it was quite awkward at first, seeing that I was the only guy in the room. But the girls were completely chill and it all ended up being ok.

Next was the car show.

Southwest All Star Car Battle

Southwest All Star Car Battle

Southwest All Star Car Battle

I feel bad for the venders and cars, a massive dust storm hit and it was every man for him-self

Southwest All Star Car Battle

Next was drifting, I got an amazing spot on the west track; i was nearly hit about four times! But was it worth it? damn right it was. I got some amazing shots; The only downfall was that the dust was still blowing, and when I would go to switch the lens, the sensor would get covered in dirt, which added a ton of time to Photoshop.

Southwest All Star Car Battle

Southwest All Star Car Battle

Southwest All Star Car Battle

During the break session, I hit up the bikini contest to see what was going on. I had a media pass for this event, and a pretty good spot on stage. i was able to do just about anything i wanted, so it made for some fantastic shots.

Southwest All Star Car Battle Bikini Contest

Southwest All Star Car Battle Bikini Contest

Southwest All Star Car Battle Backstage

Then after that the concerts began, these were hella fun and extremely enjoyable to watch!

Southwest All Star Car Battle Concert

Cali Swag “Teach me how to dougie”

Southwest All Star Car Battle Concert (Cali Swag)

Baby bash

Southwest All Star Car Battle Concert (Baby Bash)

Oh and more bikini action!

Southwest All Star Car Battle Bikini Contest

Southwest All Star Car Battle Bikini Contest

Southwest All Star Car Battle Concert

After that was all said and done, it was back down to the drift circuit; it was six car elimination if I can remember clearly, all tandem runs. I found it extremely difficult to get the cars together because they were so spread apart. I didn’t feel like the competition was fair at all, they had Formula D cars paired with local AZ drift cars. The FD cars were pulling away from the street cars on the turns, and you could just see the difference in power.

I didn’t get many night pictures, and the ones I did get weren’t very focused. I was getting tired and the cars were getting extremely close, not to mention the lighting was insanely horrible at night. I’m surprised the drivers could even see!

To sum it up, this event was bad ass. I hope Arizona has more of these in the near feature.

Edited by Fiona Gregory